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Pedestrian Dies in Waters Avenue Crash

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She was in a poorly lit area and was not in a crosswalk, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – A woman died Wednesday (March 7) evening when she was hit while crossing Waters Avenue, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.

Marsha Dawn Wertz, 71, died at the scene.

The crash happened about 7:20 p.m. on Waters near Wilsky Boulevard. Cody M Smith, 31, was driving a 2003 Toyota SUV west on Waters in the center lane at about 40 miles per hour. Ms. Wertz was walking southbound across Waters not at a crosswalk and in a poorly lit area. Deputies said Smith hit Ms. Wertz.

Deputies said no charges have been filed at this time, a final decision will be determined upon completion of the investigation.

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